Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto!

Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto

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Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata


Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata
128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
10:00~18:30

2 min from subway Gojo Station on foot
+81-75-354-9110 / contact / Map
If you want to have some special experience in Kyoto, renting kimono is a great idea. If you stroll around the old city of Kyoto in kimono, you would feel like you went back in time.. Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata will help you everything to make your day in kimono wonderful. They have a great varieties of kimono and yukata (kimono for summer), help you with styling and their professional hair arrangement would make you look even more beautiful! You can just send kimono back from your accommodation when renting period is finished. Their one of the branches, Oike Bettei shop is renovated from traditional Japanese house, machiya. You can order professional photo shooting for your memorable time in Kyoto!

d:matcha Kyoto


d:matcha Kyoto
17 Kyomachi, Kamatsuka, Wazuka, Sorakugun, Kyoto
10:00~18:30

20 min bus ride from JR Kamo Station
+81-774-74-8205 / contact / Map
From tea leaves picking to tasting matcha – d:matcha Kyoto is all about tea. Wazuka Town in southern part of Kyoto prefecture has a good reputation of the tea plantation as the town belongs to a member of the “Japan’s most beautiful village association”. In addition to just seeing the tea plantations as a landscape, d:matcha Kyoto offers the special activities as tea farmers such as single origin sencha tea tasting experience, making your own original sencha tea by blending tea and grinding matcha experience. You can simply stop by for having tea and sweets as well. If you are a tea lover and are curious to learn Japanese tea, this place is a must visit when in Kyoto.

Samurai Kenbu Theater & School


Samurai Kenbu Theater & School
B1F GOZAN Hotel
35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Open 11:00 Close 21:00 (Mon.-Sat.)

3 min walk from Sanjo Station
20 min bus ride from JR Kyoto station

+81(0)75-751-2033 / contact / Map
Samurai Kenbu Theater & School provides an authentic samurai experience programs both in Kyoto and Tokyo. It is the traditional performing art with a Japanese sword ‘katana’ and a Japanese fan. The word ‘kembu’ means literally ‘sword dance.’ In feudal times samurais danced with their swords and fans to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration. Anyone who is interested in experiencing being samurai are welcome to experience it. You have options of watching performance or participating a lesson with samurai costume. It is a great chance to step into the shoes of samurai and experience the cultural heritage of Japan!

Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto

hotel kanra kyoto restaurant


hotel kanra kyoto restaurant
190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru Shimogyo-ku Kyoto
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

1 min from subway Gojo Station on foot
+81-75-344-3815 / contact / Map
Try great restaurants only within 1 min walk from Gojo Sunway Station. Two modern style restaurants at hotel kanra are the places to enjoy high quality Kyoto local food. At HANAROKU, they serve dishes with Japanese seasonal ingredients mainly from Kyoto. You also can enjoy Wagyu beef with special selected sake from small sake breweries in Kyoto. The Kitchen Kanra cooks mainly seafood and vegetable. Their specialities are chargrilled meals in order to bring out the essence of each ingredients.

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  •   So very glad I chose this tour. I had no knowledge of the creative process required for sake production. Kotaro painstakingly walked us through the entire “brewing” procedure and the differences among the many types of sake created with different rices, percentages of polishing, pasteurization...More

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  •   The Sake experience in Kyoto gave us the perfect Chance to learn everything we wanted to know about Sake. Our Host Kotaro was very friendly, answering all of our questions. I liked the variety of Sakes we got to taste and especially the food-pairing was...More

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  •   Very informative tour and tasting. The guide, Kotaro, spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. The regular museum was closed (like most of Japan at the moment) but we still managed to visit another brewery instead. The tastings were great - very different styles of...More

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  •   Highly informative tour with excellent explanations behind the different types of sake. Find out which you like and how to find it in a bottle shop!

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    3/09/2020
  •   We had a fantastic time during our insider sake experience tour. Kotaro was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience very enjoyable for us. We learned the true way to enjoy sake both by itself and with food thanks to Kotaro. I would definitely...More

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    3/03/2020
  •   Extremely informative to finally understand the various types of sake and choose your favourite and how to combine with food. Highly recommended!

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  •   Kotaro was very knowledgeable and described the tour very well. He answered all of my questions and helped out a great deal with my understanding. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning about sake

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    3/03/2020
  •   The tour included a visit to a brewery with our guide, Asahi, giving a very informed overview of how Sake is made. He was able to answer any questions we had and made it an easy process to understand. There were tastings of 3 Sakes...More

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    3/01/2020
  •   The many reviews saying how good this tour is are spot on: this is a very good tour. Kotaro is very knowledgeable, ready to answer questions from all, whether general, technical or historical. The info he provided, particularly with the food pairing (which was a...More

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  •   Totally awesome experience. Everything was made clear. Meeting point was easy to find - just a couple of hundred metres from the nearest train station. The tour itself was extremely informative and enjoyable. There was two tastings involved - one at the main Sake brewery...More

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